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Probe launched into the deaths of Zim elephants

Wildlife experts suspect at least 64 elephants were poisoned to death for their tusks at the Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe.

Poachers use cyanide to kill 41 elephants in Zim

Poachers have mixed cyanide with salt to quietly take down elephants in the north of Zimbabwe.

Tanzania’s elephant killing fields

Government research shows that 30 elephants are slaughtered a day by poachers in the country.

Poaching causes elephant orphan numbers to spike

An elephant orphanage in Kenya is seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants brought there because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa.

Elephant poachers take advantage of CAR chaos

Poaching in protected wildlife areas has been on the rise in the Central African Republic since the country was plunged into turmoil, say campaigners.

86 elephants poached in Central Africa

Poachers killed at least 86 elephants in Chad last week, say conservation groups, warning that elephants in Central Africa risked being wiped out.

25 000 elephants poached in Africa

Urgent steps will have to be taken after a report at Cites sheds light on the dramatic rise in elephant poaching across Africa.

Deadliest year yet for Africa’s rhinos and elephants

Africa's rhinos and elephants have been poached in near record numbers in 2012, with surging demand for horn and ivory driving the slaughter.

Experts alarmed by dramatic increase in elephant killings

While South Africa is battling rhino poaching, it seems to be escaping the continental elephant purge. But not for long, writes Sipho Kings.

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